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The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™ Sails into Asia-Pacific for her Maiden Season

Those looking to rediscover the thrill of travel without the hassle of voyaging too far from home are in luck, with the highly-anticipated arrival of Seven Seas Explorer® in the Asia-Pacific region this month.

Dubbed ‘The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built’, Seven Seas Explorer arrives in Singapore on 12 December, 2022, before sailing throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’® game-changing ship will embark on a series of itineraries across the region, beginning with her inaugural sailing from Singapore to Sydney, arriving into Sydney Harbour on 29 December, 2022.

The maiden voyages offer discerning travellers a chance to rediscover awe-inspiring destinations in their own backyard, from Bangkok to Sydney, Ho Chi Minh to Wellington and beyond. Offering unrivalled levels of luxury, the cruise experience will offer all-inclusive itineraries into 2023 and beyond.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™ into our own backyard with some truly incredible, close to home sailings,” said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Asia Pacific, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Seven Seas Explorer delivers a level of luxury never seen before in this region, and we can’t wait to share her with local travellers. From her all-balcony, all-suite accommodation, sublime cuisine and lavish interiors, to one of the highest space-to-guest and staff-to-guest ratios at sea, ensuring impeccable service, together with a crew delivering exemplary service on board, sailing on Seven Seas Explorer is an experience our guests will treasure forever.”

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the only cruise line offering guests unlimited all-inclusive shore excursions in every port, included unlimited beverages, including fine wines and spirits, included speciality restaurant dining, a complimentary in-suite liquor and mini bar replenished daily, pre-paid gratuities, included valet laundry service, and unlimited Wi-Fi. Those booking a Concierge Suite or above can also enjoy a complimentary pre-cruise one-night hotel package, as well as a hotel-to-ship transfer.

Close to Home Itineraries aboard Seven Seas Explorer® 

With the demand for cruising close to home higher than ever, Regent is delighted to bring an unrivalled experience to Asia-Pacific waters, with a series of itineraries that take advantage of some of the most coveted locales and ports of call throughout the region.

Wildlife Exploration Down Under | Bali to Sydney

Departs 5 December, 2023 | 17-nights

Enjoy up to 33 included excursions aboard this captivating voyage from the southern tip of Bali (Benoa), Indonesia to Sydney, Australia, calling upon ports including Bali (Celukan Bawang), Gili Mas (Lombok), Komodo, Darwin, Cairns and Airlie Beach, before arriving in Sydney, Australia. A highlight included shore excursion in Komodo offers adventurous travellers a chance to walk on the wild side with a stroll through the tropical vegetation of Komodo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, looking for the iconic Komodo dragons. Thought to be remnants of an ancient order of monitor lizards, the dragons are fierce, ominous-looking creatures with sharp, saw-like teeth and menacing eyes. Viewing them in the wild is sure to leave a lasting impression.

New Zealand New Year | Sydney to Auckland

Departs 22 December, 2023 | 14-nights

On this port-intensive itinerary, guests can enjoy up to 46 included excursions in locales across Australia and New Zealand, including Melbourne, Dunedin, Christchurch (Lyttleton), Wellington, Napier, Rotorua (Tauranga) and Bay of Islands. In Rotorua (Tauranga), experience traditional Maori life in a local tribal village, where guests will listen to storytellers, marvel at crafts being made by hand, and enjoy an authentic cultural performance before driving to nearby Minden Lookout for a stunning view of the Bay of Plenty.

Onsens & Overnights in Japan | Roundtrip Tokyo

Departs 6 March 2024 | 12-nights

With up to 44 included excursions, embark on a cultural exploration of Japan with this scintillating sailing during cherry blossom season, starting and finishing in Tokyo. From the ethereal bamboo forest of Kyoto to the gardens of Osaka Castle, the beauty of Japan beckons. This roundtrip voyage with Regent is the ultimate way to take in the hidden shores of Beppu, Oshima Island and Kochi, and to explore both the ancient and modern marvels of Japan’s vibrant capital. Visit the oldest temple in Tokyo and ride up a futuristic broadcast tower for a phenomenal view of the city on this enthralling tour of the city during an included shore excursion.

The Finer Things in Life 

Taking cruising to the next level, Seven Seas Explorer delivers the ultimate experience at sea, starting from the state-of-the-art deluxe fittings and finishes, including 473 chandeliers, a US$7 million art collection (AU$9 million), including pieces by Chagall and Picasso, and more than 4,262 square metres of marble. Meticulous craftsmanship and artistry meld with the finest entertainment and leisure, offering an unparalleled experience that impresses at every turn, from the exceptional service to the bespoke personalised touches throughout.

Onboard amenities range from the relaxing Pool Deck and Sports Deck with a golf net, putting green, paddle tennis court and bocce court, to the Serene Spa and Wellness™ centre and Culinary Arts Kitchen, where guests can take cooking masterclasses from international chefs. The opulent flagship restaurant Compass Rose is the largest such restaurant at sea, while the Serene Spa and Wellness centre promises to deliver complete rest and relaxation for those in need of respite at the end of the day.

Epicureans can sample delicacies from around the world, choosing from French cuisine at the art-deco Chartreuse, inventive Asian at Pacific Rim, a classic steakhouse meal at Prime 7 or casual, intimate Italian dining at the popular Sette Mari.

For the evening’s entertainment, there’s never a dull moment with several elegant lounges for enjoying a cocktail at night, and the Constellation Theater performing nightly musical revues and more. As for accommodation onboard, 366 spacious suites ensure a peaceful night’s sleep, with sumptuous linens, oversized marble bathrooms and high-tech amenities for all the creature comforts at sea.

Those looking for a chance to board Seven Seas Explorer can choose from no less than 20 destination-rich itineraries available between October 2023 and April 2024, which are now available now for booking.

For more information, please visit RSSC.com, call Singapore +65 31 651 679/ Hong Kong and Rest of Asia +852 800-930222 or contact a professional travel advisor.

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